Help us see well into the future
Making a Will is essential to ensure your wishes are carried out but it is also an opportunity to do something amazing. Glaucoma is the most common cause of preventable blindness in the UK and 11,000 people are newly diagnosed with the condition each year.
By leaving a gift in your Will, you will help others with glaucoma today and in years to come – quite possibly preventing someone from losing their sight unnecessarily and maybe one day even find a cure.
You gift will ensure that everyone with glaucoma will have access to advice, care and treatment enabling them to retain useful sight for life. Your gift will also help to fund vital research; reducing the time it takes to find a cure.
You don’t have to leave a large gift in your Will to make a difference to people with glaucoma as all donations, no matter of what amount; will continue the fight against preventable blindness.
Every gift left to the IGA, no matter how large or small, will make a difference
Read Hayley’s story to see how you gift Will make a difference.
‘It was a shock when I was diagnosed. I thought that it was a condition that only affected older people. I wasn’t aware that close relatives of someone with glaucoma are at an increased risk of developing the condition. ‘
Hayley Burke was diagnosed with glaucoma in both eyes, when aged 39. She is pictured here with her daughter Amy Louise.
‘My dad had glaucoma and now that I have been diagnosed too, I am concerned that my daughter, Amy Louise (aged 24) and son Ashley (aged 21), may also develop glaucoma. It gives me confidence to know that the IGA will be there to support my family in the future and this is because of people leaving gifts in their Wills to the charity. I am grateful to all those who have given in this way – thank you’.
As Hayley was diagnosed early, her life carries on as it was before. She has lost some peripheral vision, but takes eye drops twice a day to control her glaucoma. With your help, we will be able to reach more people and continue to be here for everyone, like Hayley and her family, from diagnosis onwards.
For more information on how to support people like Hayley and her family by leaving the IGA a gift in your Will, download the IGA legacy leaflet here or should you prefer to have a confidential conversation please contact us by calling 01233 64 81 63 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have already made a Will and the only change you wish to make is to help the International Glaucoma Association, you can do so by completing a Codicil. A form is available here for you to download: Codicil form